Face Mask | MCA x Ikuntji Artists | Women's Business by Mavis Marks | Blue | Assorted Sizes

These beautifully structured face masks have been lovingly handmade using screen-printed fabric designed by Mavis Nampitjinpa Marks from Ikuntji Artists in Haasts Bluff, Northern Territory. Designed to sit away from your mouth to make breathing easier (and masks more stylish) - they consist of 3 layers (outer: screen printed linen Tencel, non woven middle, cotton lining). A metal nose splint and adjustable elastic on the ears allow you to fit the mask snuggly to the curves of your face.

This design by Mavis Nampitjinpa Marks shows the ?Women?s Business Story?. Ikuntji Artists is a member-based, not for profit, Aboriginal art centre. It is situated in the community of Haasts Bluff (Ikuntji), and has a board of seven First Nations directors all of whom live and work locally. The fabric is printed by hand in small batches in order to ensure the highest quality and longevity. These unique masks are exclusive to the MCA Store and are a fantastic way to show your support for this Aboriginal Art Centre while looking stylish!

Note: As each mask is handmade the pattern placement is always unique.  If you would like to see some photos of which masks we currently have in stock please pop a note on your order at checkout or email us at store@mca.com.au and we will do out best to accommodate your preference. 

Fabric Care: Gentle cold hand wash only.
Available in three different sizes:
(Please note the photo shows a size L)
Small is good for late teens, ladies, smaller faces.
Nose to Chin: 13.5cm
Width: 21.5cm (without ear straps)
Side height: 7cm
Medium is perfect for most adult heads and men.
Nose to Chin: 16cm
Width: 24cm (without ear straps)
Side height: 7cm
Large is good for people with bigger faces, or men with beards
Nose to Chin: 17.5cm
Width: 24cm (without ear straps)
Side height: 7.5cm

Artist information: 


Language: Luritja, Pintubi

Community: Watiyawanu

Mavis was born in 1945 at New Haven. She moved to Haasts Bluff as a teenager with her mother. When she married she moved to Mt Liebig with her husband and began to paint at the art centre there. Mavis returned to Haasts Bluff at the death of her husband, later moving to Papunya. Mavis likes to paint the Ceremonial Dancing of ladies at Mt Liebig, and represents their body painting designs. She also paints the story given to her by her grandfather of Kalipinpa, the Water Dreaming, which comes from her mother?s side. She has raised five children as her own, and her daughter, Sylvana Marks, is also an artist.


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